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  • EAP
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  • Creative Writing
  • Mass Communication

English for Academic Purposes Courses

 

English for Academic Purposes Faculty

Tatiana Bizon - Professor and Coordinator of EAP
407-582-2406

Ian Dreilinger - Professor of EAP
407-582-2024

Nissa Hopkins - Professor of EAP
407-582-2501

James May - Professor of EAP
407-582-2047

 

English Courses

 

English Faculty

Abdallah Boumarate - Professor of English
407-582-2011

Dorothy Charron - Professor of English
407-582-2113

Susan Dauer - Professor of English
407-582-2401

Holly Elliott - Professor of English
407-582-2215

Lauren Ermel - Professor of English
407-582-2436

Shea Faulkner - Professor of English
407-582-2094

Randy Gordon - Professor of English and Discipline Co-Coordinator
407-582-2010

Victoria Grajeda - Professor of English
407-582-2276

Clay Holliday - Professor of English
407-582-2751

Kirsten Holt - Professor of English
407-582-2248

John Hughes - Professor of English
407-582-2210

Zachary Hyde - Professor of English
407-582-2647

Shari Koopman - Professor of English
407-582-2945

James Leonard - Professor of English
407-582-2632

Tamara Madison - Professor of English
407-582-2819

Jane Maguire - Professor of English
407-582-2228

Mandy Mahaffey - Professor of English
407-582-2084

Ashley Miller - Professor of English
407-582-2475

Chiara Ojeda - Professor of English
407-582-2521

Robert Schachel - Professor of English
407-582-2634

Crystal Smith - Professor of English
407-582-2072

Richard Thomas - Professor of English
407-582-2295

Summer Trazzera - Professor of English and Discipline Co-Coordinator
407-582-2267

Nicole Valentino - Professor of English
407-582-2420

Marcelle Wycha - Professor of English
407-582-2362

 

 

Speech Courses

 

Speech Faculty

Edie Gaythwaite - Professor of Speech
407-582-2485

William Gombash - Professor of Speech
407-582-2356

Margaret Gonzalez - Professor of Speech
407-582-2249

Alycia LaFavor - Professor of Speech
407-582-2315

Courtney Lewis - Professor of Speech & Discipline Coordinator
407-582-2234

Kim Long - Professor of Speech
407-582-2777

Molly McLaughlin - Professor of Speech
407-582-2266

Rebecca Newman - Professor of Journalism
407-582-2370

Kathleen O'Neal - Professor of Speech
407-582-2252

Kathleen Perri - Professor of Speech
407-582-2806

Kevin Rushing - Professor of Speech
407-582-2653

Liza Schellpfeffer - Professor of Speech
407-582-2731

Arri Stone - Professor of Speech
407-582-3270

 

Creative Writing Courses

 

Creative Writing Faculty Bios

Elliott, Holly
Dr. Holly Elliott, a native of Palatka, Florida, earned a B.A. in Literature and an M.A., and Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Florida State University.  She served as Associate Poetry Editor and then Poetry Editor for The Southeast Review while attending F.S.U. and was awarded the George M. Harper Award in Graduate Essay Writing. She has previously taught composition, literature and creative writing courses at Florida State University, and at the University of Central Florida, where she served as content advisor for the first-year writing publication, Stylus.  Publications include works selected for Dream Fantasy International, Strange Horizons, and Barnyard Horror.  She has been teaching at Valencia College since 2007.

Holt, Kirsten
Kirsten Holt received her MFA in poetry from the University of Central Florida. Her chapbook "Overwintered" was the winner of the 2010 Annual Chapbook Contest and is available from Yellowjacket Press. She has served as managing editor for The Florida Review, and reads for Sweet: A Literary Confection. Kirsten presented her paper, "Video Games as Legitimate Literature" at the 2012 AWP Conference in Boston, and continues to push for higher learning in alternative art forms. Recent work can be found in the Louisville Review, Portland Review, and Orion. She has been teaching Valencia College since 2013.

Koopmann, Shari
Shari Koopmann holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Bloomsburg University, a master’s degree in Literature from the University of New Hampshire, and a doctoral degree in Education from the University of Central Florida. She has published poetry in various small press journals in both the United States and Canada, including Red Hand Press’s Fulva Flava and Defect Cult literary annuals, Second-Hand Production’s Falling Star Magazine, Day Break Press’s Prism Quarterly, and Ascent Aspirations Magazine’s anthologies Aqua Terra and Close to Quitting Time, in which she was awarded first and second prizes for her poems "Today’s Lesson: Staying Dry" and "Treading Water" respectively. Bella Books published her first novel in the summer of 2015 and her second in the fall of 2016. Shari has also published articles of literary criticism in international peer-reviewed scholarly journals and books, including the Atlantic Literary Review, the Atlantic Critical Review Quarterly, and Studies in Women Writers in English.

Madison, Tamara
Tamara J. Madison is an author, poet, performer, and instructor.  Her critical and creative works have been published in various journals, magazines and anthologies. She has performed and recorded her work for stage, television and studio. Madison holds a BA from Purdue University and a MFA from New England College. She is currently professor of English at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. Her most recent release is Kentucky Curdled, a collection of poetry and essay. For more, visit www.tamarajmadison.com.

Mahaffey, Mandy
Mandy Mahaffey received her M.A. in English (Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies) and Gender Studies at the University of Central Florida and is active in the local and national writing community. Outside of the academic classroom, she has studied under bestselling authors like Francesca Lia Block (The Weetzie Bat Books) in writing workshops around the nation, and maintains close professional contacts with prolific poets and writers around the globe. She believes that to be a good writer, one must be a good reader; with that in mind, she spends much of her time pouring over prose and honing her craft.

Hughes, John Calvin
John Calvin Hughes holds degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of South Florida. His publications include a critical study, The Novels and Short Stories of Frederick Barthelme (The Edwin Mellen Press); a poetry chapbook, The Shape of Our Luck (Sargent Press); two novels, Twilight of the Lesser Gods (CreateSpace) and Killing Rush (Second Wind Publishing); and two books of poetry, Music from a Farther Room (Aldrich Press) and Cul-de-sac Agonistes (Black Bomb Books). He has published stories, poems and literary criticism in numerous magazines and journals, including Southern Indiana Review, The Timberline Review, Studies in Short Fiction, The American Journal of Poetry, and Mississippi Review. Nominated for a Pushcart in 2015, he is also the winner of the Ilse and Hans Juergensen Poetry Contest and The Thomas Burnett Swann Poetry Prize.

Ross, Jesse
Jesse Ross published poetry and fiction in collections including Red Lion Square and McSweeney's. He has worked with the Crealde School of Art, the Center for Contemporary Dance, and the Orlando Museum of Art as a writer in the community. Ross studied literature and writing at Emerson College and the University of Edinburgh (UK) and earned his MFA at the University of Central Florida, where his creative nonfiction story "Unload" was nominated for the Iron Horse Literary Review’s Discovered Voices Award. Jesse Ross teaches at Valencia College and in the Youthful Offender's Program with minors who have been adjudicated as adults.

Deyon Williams
Deyon Williams is a writer, poet, playwright and performer currently living in the Orlando Area. Deyon, is a Rollins College graduate in English and a graduate from New England College MFA Program (Poetry and Creative writing). He teaches Creative Writing and English Composition at Valencia College. He also lectures on various topics in English at different universities, colleges, and high schools in the Orlando area. Deyon has performed for stage and video as a solo and collaborative poet. He also facilitates creative expressions workshops for youths and adults and volunteers as a youth mentor and coach for local community organizations.

He is the author of The Bible for the Descendant of Slaves, a collection of poems, which won the Laura Van den Berg Fellowship. His current manuscript, The Dream Chasers, is a collection of poems and short stories that examines the creative perception of teenagers growing up in the late ‘90s. He has also authored two plays and a novella, The Anatomy of 53: the Romeo and Juliet Theory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Valencia College Creative Writers